I appreciate it will vary with each nursery but I have had to find somewhere at short notice so ds has to start in less than two weeks, what is typical for settling in ? I know it's important but I also want to spend as much time as possible with him before returning to work ! Will call the nursery tomorrow to ask them but wondered about others experiences.
A three hour session followed by a week of shorter days. The week of shorter days was my idea, not theirs. I know some people who spent weeks and even months on settling in. They seemed to have more trouble than those of us who took a more 'in at the deep end' approach. Two weeks should be fine.
The nursery I used to work in did 6 visits increasing in time each one. 1) 30-45 mins with parent then 1 hour on own 2) 2 hours 3) 4 hours (staying for lunch) 4) 5 1/2 hours (lunch & pm sleep) 5) full day (tea) 6) full day (coming earlier than others to have breakfast)